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Graduate Academic Services Assistant, Office of Campus Visits

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Work type: Graduate Administrative Assistant
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Student Employment


Admissions Office  

Requested Start Date:

August 18, 2021

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies, dependent on the needs of Campus Events

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Campus Events, the graduate intern is responsible for assisting with special events and programs including, but not limited to:, Campus Tours (individual, group, special), Preview Days, Emerging Leaders Day, admissions events, event marketing, JSU Ambassadors. The graduate intern will also support daily activities within the Office of Campus Visits. Work is assigned with general instructions from the Assistant Director of Campus Events and reviewed for effectiveness and adherence to office and departmental goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as back up to the Assistant Director of Campus Events. (Overseeing tour guides as needed, daily operations of the office, answering emails, office meetings, leadership development training, assisting JSU Ambassador program and helping the Office of Admissions when needed.)
  •  Assists in planning group and special tours (coordinating visits for high schools, special groups, and requests from departments to include date requests, reservation of space, lunch requests, departmental visits, tour guidance, communication/confirmation of visit, etc.).
  •  Assists with on campus recruitment requests. (Coordinates department requests for table set up at various events for Admissions representation.)
  •  Coordinates marketing pieces for special events such as Preview Days, Accepted Student Days, Emerging Leaders Day, tour information sessions and other special event days as needed.
  •  Assists in campus tour training for guides and JSU Ambassadors.
  •  Reports items to the Assistant Director of Campus Events to be included in Board of Trustee report.
  •  Performs other duties assigned by the Assistant Director of Campus Events as needed.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must be classified as a degree-seeking graduate student at JSU.
  2. Must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree program at JSU during the assistantship semester.
  3. If a new student, must be admitted to a degree program.
  4. Must be actively enrolled in required coursework towards the degree. The Graduate Assistantship will not pay for courses that are not in the degree program plan of study/checklist.

Note: If a student is classified as a graduate student and is required to take undergraduate courses for the graduate degree (foundation courses, undergraduate deficiency courses, etc.), the Graduate Assistantship will only pay for these courses if they are documented as required courses via memo from the student’s advisor to the Director of Graduate Studies.

  1. Must hold the minimum required GPA for the student’s enrolled degree program.
  2. During the assistantship semester, must be enrolled at JSU in six to nine (6-9) graduate semester hours in a fall or spring semester or six to nine (6-9) graduate semester hours in a full summer term. (Full summer term = May, June, and July). An exception to this requirement may be made by the Director of Graduate Studies, under the following circumstances:
    1. If a student is classified as a graduate student and is required to take undergraduate courses for the graduate degree (foundation courses, undergraduate deficiency courses, etc.). The Graduate Assistantship will only pay for these courses if they are documented as required courses via memo from the student’s advisor to the Director of Graduate Studies.
    2. If a student has made satisfactory progress toward obtaining the graduate degree and needs fewer than six (6) graduate semester hours available to complete the degree, the student may be considered for an assistantship.
    3. If a student will hold a Graduate Teaching Assistantship during a summer term, the student may be allowed to enroll in fewer than six (6) graduate hours to be considered for the assistantship, as long as the courses are required for the degree.
  3. Must not be holding another campus job.
  4. A graduate assistant is prohibited from accepting, receiving, or being credited for other forms of tuition scholarships or waivers from the University. Scholarships from sources outside of the University and the JSU employee benefit of tuition assistance will both be permitted.
  5. If the student has previously held a Graduate Assistantship position at JSU, the student must have fulfilled all duties and complied with all policies to be considered for another Graduate Assistantship.
  6. It is preferred that a Graduate Teaching Assistant not teach and take a class during the same summer term. Any student wanting to teach and take a class in the same summer term must be granted permission by his/her advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies prior to enrolling in the course. Requests should be sent via e-mail.
  7. It should be noted that the graduate assistantship tuition scholarship may affect the amount of federal financial aid for which students are eligible. The graduate assistant will be responsible for determining if there is any impact on eligibility of other financial aid programs.
  8. Must complete FERPA training, Sexual Harassment training, and other training as required through JSU.
  9. International graduate assistantships must be certified by the Director of the International House and Programs to perform duties and receive compensation.


Notice Regarding International Students:

  • All International Students must receive clearance for employment from the International House and Programs. 
  • Please visit International Programs website for additional information:
  • Due to Visa requirements international students must be enrolled as a full-time JSU student and possess each of the following:
  1. Passport from their respective country.
  2. F-1 Student Visa or J-1 Exchange Student Visa.
  3. U.S. Customs Form I-94.
  4. Official photo identification.
  5. Official Social Security Card imprinted with “Valid for Work Only” or similar statement

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

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